New fund to focus its investing on Akron companies

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Dan Shingler.

Bill Manby might just be the most important Akron businessperson that you’ve never heard of — he’s the man behind the money that’s behind some of the city’s more notable recent startups. He might become even more important, too. As managing director of Akron’s Acquire Investments, Manby is about to launch a venture capital fund specifically aimed at growing companies in and around Akron.

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Originally published May 7, 2017.

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